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ISS210 EXAM NOTES STARTING: 10/16/07 Things that are extreme, damaging operate under common mechanisms o Can vary from situation to situation Cognitive- is “I THINK” o Stress occurs when loss occurs without adequate or stable replacement      o more you lose the better the cult must be  o you o commitment increases as cost increases Lucifer effect      – Nice people can do evil things. Stress occurs when something is lost and not replaced by equal or greater value Longer you take to do something, the more committed you will be. The greater the cost, the greater the value. Investment – Sacrifices = Net Value Stress reduction mechanisms   raising the value of that in which you are committed   to, to supersede your negative influences (e.g. – parents, teachers, etc…) Mortification:  loss of old identities   Medical:  Procedures Spiritual:  Relationships Narcissistic Personality 10/18/07 Characteristics - Fear of dependence : underlying insecurity o Focuses on themselves Constantly watching, admiring themselves o In past relationships all they experienced was  rejection & disappointment - Calculating impression management : pseudo-self presentation o Being something completely different from oneself when different people are  around (e.g. – how you act on a date, at church, around your parents, etc…) - Distrust :  defensive incorporation of grandiose (extremes of competence, huge feeling of  importance) images
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Fantasies of omnipotence Shallow interpersonal relations Background: rejection/abandonment   sense of entitlement Desire for attention: contempt for those producing it o Desire to be worshiped - Search for experience to fill emotional void lack of authenticity - Projection of unacceptable self attributes : perpetual perceptions of threat/danger - Desire for immediary and indiscriminate intimacy - Interest in external events only as they reflect/maintain self images Grandiose self importance without legitimizing achievement Fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance Sense of uniqueness: should associate with/can only be understood by similar  others - Interpersonally exploitative : lacks empathy Authoritarianism (ANM) 10/23/07 Basic dynamic: Components not challenged, critically assessed   control,  compliance, loyalty Note**: Value system of Japanese cult: How the values are held is more  important, not what the values are**    The manner in which the value system is held: ANM
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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